Thinking about doing a club run?

People who enjoy cycling are sometimes reluctant to join clubs because they feel that they will be left behind. Come along on a Saturday or Sunday morning, and we will ensure that there is a run to suit your ability. You will learn so much from experienced cyclists in a very short time. Furthermore you will enjoy the banter as you go along. You should also read this excellent post on our message board about what it is like to be in a club like Phoenix.

As well as learning about cycling, joining a club will mean that you are insured through Cycling Ireland – most of your club fees go to Cycling Ireland and not to Phoenix. Membership covers a calendar year so the sooner you join on or before 1st January maximises your cover for the year.

The fees are:

Introductory £37 For new members who want to ride with the club but not compete
Cycling member £50 Non competition for existing members
Club competition £80 For those who want to do club races and time trials
Open Competition £134 Allows you to compete in all club races and TTs but also any other ‘open’ race or TT anywhere in Ireland
U14 £5 No Phoenix Levy
Full comp U16 £30 No Phoenix Levy
Junior comp (U23) £42 No Phoenix Levy
Overseas Authorisation £18

These fees include BOTH Cycling Ireland and club fees; there are no Phoenix fees for those in full time education plus cycling Ireland allow 50% reduction for such riders.

The Secretary’s Address is
B McCartan
3 Timbey Park

Club runs

Every Saturday and Sunday we have club runs which cater for different levels of ability. The runs start at 9.30am at the House of Sport car park Upper Malone Road. Newcomers are very welcome and enquiries can be made to Brendan or Larry (phone numbers on this page). On Saturdays there are normally runs catering for all abilities A, B1, B2 and C. From October to December the A and B runs make their way to Oxford Island where everyone enjoys a scone and tea or coffee. The Sunday runs split up depending on the amount of riders who turn up.

On Tuesday evenings there are mountain bike runs that leave the Shaws Bridge car park at 6.45 pm. There are usually two groups (depending on numbers) and each group usually contains two experienced riders who know the routes and can explain the make up of the trails as the runs progress. The B group is ideal for those new to mountain biking and is a great way to introduce yourself to this discipline. It should be stressed that these mountain bike runs are not official Phoenix club runs, though many of the participants do belong to the club. To do these runs it is essential to have good lights and as they are mainly attended by club cyclists, a reasonable level of fitness would be expected.

For more details on all these runs keep an eye on the club message board as threads are always started in advance of the runs with last minute details posted etc.

New Members Welcome

Phoenix Cycling Club is a club for cyclists who enjoy many different types of cycling activities. These include weekend club runs, leisure sportive type events, mountain bike runs (every Tuesday evening), club road races and time trials aswell as open road races and time trials. Phoenix Cycling Club is the home club of David McCann who competes internationally for Ireland and is in the Giant Asia Professional team. He holds the British 25 mile TT record after breaking the 16 year old British 25 mile Time Trial record originally held by Chris Boardman.

We are eager to encourage new cyclists to join the club and through the governing body, Cycling Ireland, have a special introductory offer of £33 for membership.

The club organises training runs at the weekend for road racers and leisure riders. These runs leave the House of Sport, Malone Road, Belfast, on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9.30 am.

If you are interested in joining Phoenix Cycling Club please come to one of our runs or contact us via the contacts link above.